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Lostat 50mg Tablet

By BLUE CROSS LABORATORIES PRIVATE LIMITED
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
35.7*
MRP 42.00
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Losartan(50.0 Mg)
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Therapeutic classification
Anti-hypertensive

Medical Description

The composition of Lostat 50mg Tab includes the generic medicine losartan. It can be classified under a group of medicines called angiotensin-II receptor antagonists which are used to lower blood pres
sure.
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Uses of Lostat 50mg Tab

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart attack (myocardial infarction)
  • Chronic heart failure
  • Diabetic kidney disease

Contraindications of Lostat 50mg Tab

  • Allergic to this medicine
  • Pregnancy
  • Renal artery stenosis
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease

Side effects of Lostat 50mg Tab

  • Drastic decrease in blood pressure
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Allergic reactions
  • Vertigo
  • High levels of potassium in blood
  • Fatigue
  • Low blood sugar
  • Altered kidney function (Kidney failure)
  • Anaemia
  • Rhabdomyolysis (skeletal muscle injury)

Precautions and Warnings of Lostat 50mg Tab

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
A:
It is unsafe to consume it during pregnancy as it can be harmful to the foetus.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
A:
There is no adequate data available regarding it use and harmful effects while breastfeeding. Hence, it would be better to consult your physician and seek for a safer alternative.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
A:
It doesn’t have any effect on your driving ability but if you experience symptoms like drowsiness and dizziness, then it is advised to avoid driving.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Lostat 50mg Tab?
A:
Alcohol can lower your blood pressure and cause drowsiness and sedation, hence caution is advised.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
You have vomiting, diarrhoea, history of angioedema, narrowing or blockage of blood vessels, kidney disorder, liver disease, heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, heart disease, high blood pressure, dia
betes related kidney problems.
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Mode of Action of Lostat 50mg Tab

How Does It Work?

A substance produced in our body called angiotensin -II is responsible for constriction of vessels. And leads to an increase in the blood pressure. Lostat 50mg Tab inhibits the binding of angiotensin-
II to its receptors and results in relaxation of blood vessels. Thus, it is useful for lowering blood pressure.
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Directions for Use of Lostat 50mg Tab

Always take the dosage of Lostat 50mg Tab under your physician's guidance. The dose should not be changed. Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water. Do not stop taking the medicine before your prescrib
ed duration.
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Interactions of Lostat 50mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

Various medicines can react with Lostat 50mg Tab. Hence it is important to report the use of any medicines such as aspirin, NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs), ACE inhibitors, aliskiren, az
athioprine, lithium, and diuretics.
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Interactions with food items

There is no relevant information.

Other general Interactions

There is no relevant information.

Storage and disposal of Lostat 50mg Tab

Store the medicine at room temperature. It should be kept at a cool and dry place and should not come in direct contact with sunlight, heat and moisture. Do not keep it near the reach of children and
pets. Discard the expired medicines.
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Dosage of Lostat 50mg Tab

Overdose

Overdosing of Lostat 50mg Tab can cause extremely low blood pressure, heart rate, dizziness, loss of consciousness, increased levels of potassium in the blood and kidney failure, .

Missed a Dose

If you miss any dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is nearly the time for the next dose, then continue taking the medicine as per normal schedule and skip the missed dose. Do not take a doub
le dose.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What necessary information should I share with my doctor before starting the use of the medicine?

A: You should inform your doctor about your past and present medical history and current medications or supplements. If you are on insulin or any antibiotic, then regularly track your blood sugar during the first month of taking the medicine, as it can cause significant changes in your blood sugar levels. Also be careful about the use of painkillers and aspirin as they lowers its positive effect.

Q: What dietary restrictions should be followed during the use of the medicine?

A: The intake of high potassium containing foods, fruits and health supplements should be avoided. Low salt diet is advised during the consumption of the medicine.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy and the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.
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